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Hit parade? Umberger's return figures to up physicality between Penguins and Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets hope the return of forward R.J. Umberger will help them draw even with the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night.Umberger missed Pittsburgh's 4-3 win in the series opener with an upper body injury. He has been cleared by team doctors and he expects the upstart Blue Jackets to continue the physical play that briefly rattled the Penguins in Game 1.Columbus took a two-goal lead early in the second period. The Penguins scored the final three goals to escape.Umberger says the Blue Jackets know they have to get under Pittsburgh's skin to win. Penguins star Sidney Crosby believes his team will be better prepared this time....

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  1. Locked out by NHL, Blue Jackets forward Umberger to volunteer coach at alma mater, Ohio State

    Locked out by the NHL, Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger is returning to his alma mater to help coach the Ohio State men's hockey team.The three-year lette...

  2. Umberger's 3rd-period goal makes McElhinney a winner in Blue Jackets debut, 3-1 over Canucks

    Although it was only the eighth game of the season, it was already vital for the Columbus Blue Jackets to show some improvement.A pair of thirty-somethings led the w...

  3. Atkinson, Umberger strike early in Blue Jackets' 6-0 rout of Maple Leafs

    The Columbus Blue Jackets took advantage of the well-rested Toronto Maple Leafs.Cam Atkinson and R.J. Umberger 20 seconds apart in the first period, and Ryan Johanse...

  4. Umberger , Huselius lead Jackets 4-3

    R.J. Umberger scored twice and assisted on both of Kristian Huselius ' goals, including the game-winning tally with 4 minutes left, to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets...

  5. Umberger's 2 goals give Jackets 3-1 win vs. Wild

    R.J. Umberger scored two goals, one on a power play with 21 seconds left in the second period, to send the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-1 victory over the stumbling ...

  6. Umberger's 2 goals give Jackets 3-1 win vs. Wild

    R.J. Umberger scored two goals, one on a power play with 21 seconds left in the second period, to send the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-1 victory over the stumbling ...

  7. Jackets F Umberger sidelined indefinitely

    Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger like symptoms.The Dispatch reported on Thursday that the 29-year-old left practice earlier in the day and was examined by...

  8. Umberger's SH goal lifts Jackets over Wild

    R.J. Umberger scored a short-handed goal with just more than nine minutes to play and Mathieu Garon made 21 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wil...

  9. Jackets activate Umberger off IR

    The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward R.J. Umberger off injured reserve.Umberger had missed five games because of an upper body injury, believed to be con...

  10. Umberger scores in OT for Blue Jackets

    R.J. Umberger scored on a power play at 4:06 of overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 comeback victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday nightAntoine...

  11. Umberger's 2 goals give Jackets 3-1 win vs. Wild

    R.J. Umberger scored two goals, one on a power play with 21 seconds left in the second period to send the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-1 victory over the stumbling M...

  12. Umberger records hat trick as Blue Jackets rout Hurricanes

    R.J. Umberger netted a hat trick and the Columbus Blue Jackets breezed past the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1, on Friday at Nationwide Arena.Vinny Prospal had a goal and ...

  1. R.J . Umberger bides his time as volunteer coach with Buckeyes, who also hope NHL returns soon

    The questions come every day for R.J. Umberger.The theme remains the same: When will the NHL be back?Umberger, a top-six forward for the Columbus Blue Jackets, doesn...

  2. Off close loss in first game, young Blue Jackets fine-tune approach before Game 2 with Pens

    The Columbus Blue Jackets don't feel they're doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsb...

  3. Blue Jackets aim to even series in Pittsburgh

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Columbus Blue Jackets will take another shot at the earning the first playoff win in team history on Saturday when they visit the Pittsburg...

  4. Penguins rally after slow start, slip past Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

    Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn't in the playoffs "just to go to school."Maybe, but the Pittsburgh Penguins provided a pretty valuable less...

  5. Malkin's return another boost for Penguins as inexperienced Blue Jackets loom

    The Columbus Blue Jackets are the closest NHL team to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at least geographically. The two franchises are separated by 185 miles of highway.Thei...

  6. Landeskog's OT goal gives Avalanche 3-2 victory over Blue Jackets

    Gabriel Landeskog's late goal scoring kept the Colorado Avalanche's winning streak going.Landeskog scored twice, including a power-play goal at 4:27 of overtime to h...

  7. Umberger scores 2 goals, Blue Jackets beat Kings to set franchise mark with 7th straight, 5-3

    It's been so much fun winning their past seven games, the Columbus Blue Jackets don't want to quit now.R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franc...

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